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Gratitude Jar Activity

Gratitude Jar Activity

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Gratitude jars are a fun, artistic, and hands-on way for children to practice gratitude. In this activity, children will create a special jar for saving gratitude statements at the end of each day. Using blank slips of paper, or the prompts provided in this handout, they will write down three good things about their day...
Printable Emotion Faces

Printable Emotion Faces

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Pinning down the word that perfectly describes a feeling can be difficult, even for adults. Developing emotional intelligence requires experience and introspection, but a basic vocabulary comes first. We created the Emotion Faces printout to help children match a word (and a face) with their feelings...
Life Story

Life Story

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This worksheet was inspired by positive psychology, but also has elements of narrative and art therapies. During this activity, you will ask your clients to write a life story in three parts: the past, present and future. In positive psychology, life stories are used to help clients develop a sense of meaning, which has been found to contribute to fulfillment...
Mandalas

Mandalas

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Mandalas are traditionally used in many eastern spiritual traditions as a tool to aid meditation. In western culture, mental health counselors often use mandalas as a form of stress relief, a tool for art therapy, and as a meditative exercise. We have used mandala printouts with therapy groups, during stress management presentations, and as a fun little handout to leave on waiting room tables...
Mask Project for Art Therapy

Mask Project for Art Therapy

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Masks are an excellent technique to have in your art therapy tool bag, especially for groups. This project encourages self-reflection, expression, and it will sometimes allow you to start difficult conversations. Even some of your most private clients might be willing to share what they've created. Plus, it's fun...
Postcard Art Activity

Postcard Art Activity

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The Postcard Art Activity will test the creativity of both the therapist and client. The printout depicts the back of a basic postcard—it's a bit of a blank canvas. Here's how we use it: Clients write a short message to someone who they miss, someone who they are frustrated with, or to someone with whom they want to share something...
Coat of Arms / Family Crest

Coat of Arms / Family Crest

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Use the Coat of Arms / Family Crest printout as an artistic prompt. Ask your client to draw, paint, or use any other medium to represent something about themselves in each of the shield's quadrants. The banner beneath the shield can be filled with a name that summarizes their personal coat of arms. We suggest creating a prompt for each quadrant that's tailored to the individual or group...
Picture Frame Art Project

Picture Frame Art Project

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Art projects are a great way to help your clients have fun during session. This can help to build group cohesiveness, or act as a reward for children doing a good job during sessions. Of course, there are therapeutic benefits too! Art can help a person develop a positive self-image, develop goals, and improve insight...
Where Do I Feel?

Where Do I Feel?

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Use art to teach young clients to name, identify, and recognize their emotions, and their associated bodily sensations. Ask your client to choose a color to represent each emotion, and then color in the part of the body where they experience that feeling. For example, children might color fists red to represent anger...
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